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A Walk Along The River

From the ultra-modern Conference Centre and Concert Hall Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, walk east along the riverbank, which is punctuated by beautiful sculptures and some very impressive modern architecture. You will pass the Guggenheim and Santiago Calatrava’s stunning Zubi Zuri Footbridge, which spans the Nervión between the Guggenheim and the Ayuntamiento.
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The Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao only opened in 1997, but it has since become one of the most revered buildings in the world. The museum’s collection focuses primarily on 20th-century American and European art.
Museo de Bellas Artes

Museo de Bellas Artes

The Museo de Bellas Artes has an exceptional collection of traditional works by well-known masters such as El Greco, Goya, Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Picasso and Velazquez.
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Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro

This museum is housed in a former convent and was founded in 1515. The museum has an intriguing selection of religious art and crafts dating back to the 12th century, including sculptures and paintings by Basque artists.
Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

The Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum is a place to uncover Bilbao’s past as a shipbuilding and seafaring hub. Outside there are striking floating exhibits with special exhibitions.
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Teatro Arriaga

The original theatre burned down in 1914 and a second was built, resembling the Opera House in Paris. Today, it remains the major cultural venue in Bilbao. Beautifully located on the banks of the Nervión, the theatre is host to world-class opera, classical music concerts and ballet.
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Cross The Puente Colgante

Just outside Bilbao, between Getxo (Las Arenas) and Portugalete in the Region of Bizkaia, is one of Bilbao’s main attractions Puente Colgante, also known as the “Hanging Bridge.” There are two dramatic ways of crossing it: by gondola or along the crosswalk itself.
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Take A Pintxo

There is nowhere better to take a tapas crawl, or as the Basques call it, a Pintxo, than through the Casco Viejo and Licenciado Poza. Favourites include Gatz on Calle Santa María in the Old Town, where you can sample delicious cod tarts.
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